Monday, February 15, 2010

Homeschool Hop #2-My Family

This the second week of the getting to know you blog hop on Our Worldwide Classroom. All about my family. I am sure you feel like you already know us a bit, but I will try to come up with some new stuff.



I met my hubby in the fall of 1997 when I went off to college. I had intended to get my degree in Elementary Education, but ended up getting my MRS degree. We started dating in 1998 and married the fall of 2000.

Since he graduated in 1999, my husband had been employed as an accountant. But, this fall he changed paths. His father was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 2 years ago. He is doing pretty well with the medications that have been prescribed for him, but that could change at anytime. This opened the door for my husband to return to his childhood town and begin farming his father's land.

My husband is the most amazing man in the world. Of course I am partial, but he has such a strong, steady spirit. He loves the Lord and is a great Godly example for our family. He often takes time to play with and cuddle the kids, making sure they know he cares about them. He is also a big help to me. He changes diapers, lets me sleep in on Saturdays, and can make a mean batch of muffins (often on Saturdays while I am sleeping). He is most certainly the love of my life.

Mustang was born in September of 2005. She is the typical first born of a first born lol! She is stubborn, opinionated, and very strong willed. She is also extremely helpful and great at taking charge to get something done. She is not a good listener but catches on very fast, even when I dont realize it. She has 6 babies all named Mustang, after herself. Mustang 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. She has a Build A Bear named Mary, because she wears a flower girl outfit. Mary is always marrying other animals in the house. Mustang has informed me that someday she is going to be the mommy of 3 kids and they will all live in her room. Hmm.

Charger was born in November of 2007. He got his nickname from my dad, and it is very accurate. He is FAST. He loves to climb. He loves to explore, discover, and is very creative about where he explores and discovers. Last month, he covered an entire outlet with soap. Last week he sprayed Frebreeze on the floor until it was so wet I fell flat on my tush when I went to take the Frebreeze from him. Charger has a contagious smile and hugs everyone. He loves to cuddle and is often found in our bed in the middle of the night. He loves to go up to his little sister and say 'Cute Cute.' I have heard it said that there is a special bond between a mommy and her son, and I now know what they are talking about. He was my miracle baby. He was the baby following Noah True, my angel. Charger tried to arrive over 2 months early, but only succeeded in coming 5 weeks early. He was born completely healthy, just little. The Lord restored my joy when He sent Charger.

Mini Cooper is my little sweetie. She was born in August of 2009. Just like Charger, she came a little early. With my other two children, I had to go back to work in the office shortly after their births. This is my first baby I have had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. I am still breastfeeding, which is amazing to me since I had to supplement with Mustang. We co-sleep and I use cloth diapers for her. She is very aware of her surroundings and extremely verbal. I love to cuddle with her. All she has to do is smile and she brightens my whole day.

I hope you enjoyed my little glimpse into the greatest gifts the Lord has given to me. They are the reason that I get up everyday, and my daily prayer is that I can be a Godly, loving, wife and mommy to them.


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17 comments:

Kylie said...

Stubborn, opinionated and strong willed, gee also have a little darling just like in my house LOL!!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Praise God for such a beautiful family! :) Nice to get to know you & your family! <><

Lori said...

What a lovely family you have! I grew up around a barn that looks a lot like that and wish my kids had the same opportunity. I will look forward to getting to know you more!

1,2,3..comehomeschoolwithme

Aaron and Annette said...

It is so nice to "meet" you. I found your blog through another one that I was following. It really struck my interest in your profile b/c I am a PK too, and now a pastor's wife! I am just now beginning Tot School with my oldest. My husband and I will probably also be homeschooling our kids. I am continually amazed at how many Christian homeschool moms I am finding online! It brings such encouragement. I will look forward to checking back in with you! BTW..How is the whole cloth diapering thing going? Any recommendations? We are seriously considering switching with our youngest (6mths) (Hopefully the oldest will be potty trained soon!)

Debbie said...

God has blessed you with a lovely family. Your oldest sounds like my granddaughter, stubborn, oppinionated and strong willed. Thank you for introducing the rest of your family through this blog hop.

東京 said...

Give a fool enough rope and he will hang himself. ....................................................

Carolina Girl said...

Okay, so I just found your blog through the homeschool hop and since this is the first time reading I have to ask what probably you've been asked a million times - are those your children's real names? Way cool. My husband would love it, I'll have to share it with him tonight. Anyway, great blog. I signed up to follow. Can't wait to read more. Jamie

Lindsay said...

What a beautiful family you have! My FIL also has Parkinsons. We moved back to the same area they live in for the same reason. Glad to hear he is doing well on the medication. Loved getting to know each of your kids a little bit better :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It was great to here about your life.

Char said...

What a wonderful family!! Isn't wonderful to be married to a Godly man. I know I feel blessed to be married to my husband. BTW your children are adorable. I am glad to meet you and your family and just started following your blog.

Debbie said...

You have a beautiful family!

mother plus teacher said...

Beautiful family! Glad I stumbled across your blog in the blog hop.

Mari-Ann said...

Wow, thank you so much for sharing this - it is wonderful to get to know you. Your lovely paragraphs about your children made me tear up a bit - it's just beautiful the way you described your love for them.

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

I love your passion for parenting! Thank you for sharing, you have a beautiful family.

Shelby said...

You guys are adorable! I'm so glad to have 'found' y'all!!

kewkew said...

So glad to have been able to learn more about your family through this blog hop. God has blessed you with a beautiful family.

Wendy said...

Hi! Love your story of your family! They are very precious. I'm following from Homeschool Hop and I hope you'll come over for a visit!
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Blessings,
Wendy
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